JBL Unveils Classic-Style Authentics Wireless Speakers at IFA 2023

Posted on 30th August, 2023

JBL Unveils Classic-Style Authentics Wireless Speakers at IFA 2023

JBL is going back to the future with its new Authentics series of wireless speakers. Unveiled at IFA 2023, this new range of Bluetooth Wi-Fi speakers features a stylish retro design style inspired by the brand's iconic L100 speaker.

Topping the new line is the Authentics 500, a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth model with Dolby Atmos decoding. It's joined by the Authentics 200 and portable Authentics 300.

The Authentics 500 is armed with a 1-inch tweeter, a trio of 2.75-inch midrange woofers and a 6.5-inch downward firing subwoofer, all powered by 270 Watts amplification.  

The addition of Dolby Atmos promises a more expansive listening experience than regular stereo, from Dolby Atmos music and spatial audio sources.

The JBL Authentics 300 is a portable design with a built-in 8-hour battery, which is helpful if you want a system that can serve sounds in the kitchen or garden.   

The entry-level Authentics 200 sports a pair of 1-inch tweeters, a full-range 5-inch woofer and a down-firing 6-inch passive radiator.

The build quality looks impressive. All models are built around an aluminium frame, with synthetic leather-wrapped enclosure and a classic Quadrex grille.

The look may be old school, but the technology onboard is definitely smart. They work with Alexa and Google Assistant, and unusually, owners can interact with either Google Assistant or Alexa at the same time on the same device. Just say “Hey, Google” or “Alexa” to call up your voice assistant of choice.

Streaming support is covered by AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM), Spotify Connect, and Chromecast built-in. There's also automatic self-tuning and calibration.

The Authentic range is available in classic black from September 15, 2023, priced at $329.99 USD for the Authentics 200, $429.99 USD for the Authentics 300 & $699.99 USD for the Authentics 500.

Visit JBL for more information

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